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Meet Shane

Shane Elks is the Life Enrichment Manager of the Memory Care unit at Brighton Gardens. He also worked for eight years as the Creative Arts Director/Registered Behavior Technician at the Cyzner Institute of Charlotte and is a Certified Sound Therapist. He is the founder and Executive Director of Black Star Theater Company. He is a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists and travels to National Health Care Conferences as a key note speaker and serves as a consultant in the Therapeutic Arts.


Shane is a graduate of The American Music and Dramatics Academy and The British Center of Excellence. Shane has also studied with Vocal Masters from The Julliard School of Music Advancement Program and The Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Shane has worked in Creative and Expressive Arts Therapy for over a decade. He has worked with clients in assisted living, rehabilitation, memory care, early childhood, primary, and advanced grades. Shane is passionate about using the arts to educate, engage, and entertain the community.

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